Vertebra plana

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[edit] Discussion of Vertebra plana

Vertebra plana represents marked flattening of a vertebral body with relatively preserved intervertebral disk space and lack of kyphosis. Eosinophilic granuloma is the most common cause and the most common location for eosinophilic granuloma to involve is the cervical vertebrae and Bone lesions are the Most common lesions in Langerhans cell histiocytosis(LCH);

Other causes of vertebra plana include: multiple myeloma, metastatic disease, Ewing sarcoma, lymphoma, leukemia, Gaucher disease, TB, aneurysmal bone cyst, infection etc.

[edit] MELT Mnemonic for etiologies of Vertebra Plana

[edit] Imaging Findings for Vertebra plana

  • Completely flat vertebral body

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Patient #1: Vertebral plana in a patient with multiple myeloma

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